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ICC 2018: Bayern lose 2-0 to Juventus in boring game

That’s not going to be a friendly that you’ll want to rewatch.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: A fan poses with the Bayern Munich mascot Berni outside the stadium before the match against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field on July 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: A fan poses with the Bayern Munich mascot Berni outside the stadium before the match against Juventus during the International Champions Cup 2018 at Lincoln Financial Field on July 25, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/International Champions Cup/Getty Images)

Final: Juventus 2-0 Bayern Munich

Bayern had control of almost the entire game, but a few counters from Juventus were the difference. If I were you and I missed this one, I wouldn’t go out of my way to catch a reply.

90’ - Coman gets two decent looks here in the final few minutes. Poor attempts.

83’ - Ron-Thorben Hoffman coming on for Ulreich. No Früchtl. :(

78’ - Bayern and Juventus are both just really going through the motions here.

70’ - Jeong has been putting in some nice crosses here lately.

68’ - Some stuff is happening. Just stuff. Mostly Bayern passing the ball trying to break down Juve.

58’ - OMG! Coman finds Wreidt who forces a sliding save from Perin. Jeong can’t hit the target when it’s wide open. Yeesh. Come on. Get ‘em next time, kid.

58’ - Alaba shot from distance challenges nobody. Easy save.

50’ - Robben’s free kick outside the box is well over the goal.

46 - It looks like Bayern made full changes of the side, just as Kovac said he would. Alaba remains the only field player still on.

Halftime - Juventus 2-0 Bayern Munich

Bayern dominated possession in the first half, but they didn’t create enough quality chanes out of it. Juventus were super sharp on the counter. Deserved lead.

40’ - Favilli gets a second. 2-0 Juventus. Alaba and Stanisic having some communication issues on a midfield trap. Favilli goes through clean and beats Ulreich.

37’ - Martinez can’t continue. Alaba comes on for him. Don’t think it’s serious... precautionary? Fell on his back funny. Looks like he’s walking gingerly to the locker room.

32’ - Juventus take a 1-0 lead through a Stanisic+Ulreich clusterf***. Yikes.

27’ - Big let off for Bayern there as Sandro puts it into the side netting. Didn’t even challenge Ulreich.

26’ - Gnabry forces a BIG save!

16’ - Johansson concedes a free kick outside the box, but Ulreich comes up with a tidy save on Pjanic’s free kick

12’ - Both teams are playing surprisingly well considering the rain and preseason.

7- Ribery forces a good save!

6’ - Close! Bayern force a turnover, but Gnabry can’t corral Wagner’s pass right in front of goal.

2’ - Favilli gets in on the Bayern goal, but Ulreich makes a big save!

1- Kickoff!


Bayern Munich


The first match in Bayern Munich’s Audi Summer Tour takes place in Philadelphia. The Bavarians face off against the Italian record champions Juventus. This is the first time that the two giants have faced each other in the preseason tournament.

Neither team will have many of their stars on the field for the matchup, as the players that participated in the World Cup are still enjoying their summer vacation. For the Bayern World Cup players, this means that they’ll be joining the club upon their return to Munich.

It’s hard to know exactly what we’ll get out of a matchup like this with neither side at full strength. Bayern started the last friendly against Paris Saint-Germain in rather poor fashion fell behind early. Luckily, they were able to come from behind and snag a victory while playing some good stuff in the second half.

Are you ready for Bayern’s second friendly?

Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, USA

Time: 7:00 pm EST, 7:00 pm local

TV/streaming: Find Your Country

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